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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Data Processing – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.
End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.
The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.
SS1 Data Processing – 1st Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||1st Term||INFORMATION AGE||History of Computers||i. Computing devices.
ii. Concept of Number system in computing.
iii. Generations of Computer: first, second, third, fourth, fifth generations of computer.
|Data and Information||i. Definition of data and information.
ii. Types of Data.
ii. Ways of handling Data.
iii. Definition of Data.
Differences between data and information
SS1 Data Processing – 2nd Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||2nd Term||BASIC COMPUTING||Classification of Computers||Classify computers by: Type, Size, Usage.|
|Application of ICT in everyday life||i. Uses of ICT in everyday activities.
ii. Impact of ICT in the society.
|Components of Computers||i. Input Devices.
ii. Output Devices.
iii. System Unit.
iv. Storage Devices
SS1 Data Processing – 3rd Term Scheme of Work
|SS1||3rd Term||INFORMATION PROCESSING||The art of Information processing||i. Definition of Information Processing.
ii. Steps involved in Information Processing.
Description of each step involved in information processing
|Process of Information transmission||i. Definition of information transmission.
ii. Methods of transmitting information.
Modes of information transmission such as visuals(newspaper), audio(radio, telephone), audio-visual(GSM, Television)
|Medium of Information Transmission||i. Types of Information Transmission.
ii. Classification of means of transmission.
Medium of information transmission such as radio, television, newspaper etc.
|Networking||i. Meaning of Networking, Internet and Intranet.
ii. Types of Networking.
|Internet||i. Definition of Internet.
ii. Benefits of internet
iii. Internet browsers
iv. Internet security
v. Abuse of the Internet
SS2 Data Processing – 1st Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||1st Term||TOOLS FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION||Operating System||i. Definition of Operating System.
ii. Types of Operating System.
iii. Examples of Operating System.
iv. Functions of Operating System.
Differences between text (character) base interface and Graphical User Interface
|Word Processing||i. Definition of Word Processing.
ii. Uses of Word Processing
iii. Examples of word Processing software.
iv. Starting, loading and exiting word processing
v. Creating, saving and retrieving documents
iii. Examples of Spreadsheet Applications.
iv. Loading and exiting spreadsheets.
v. Creating, saving and retrieving Spreadsheet files.
|Database Management System||i. Definition.
iii. Examples of Database Applications.
iv. Loading and exiting DBMS.
v. Creating, saving and retrieving database files.
|Presentation Package||i. Definition, uses, examples.
ii. Loading and exiting Presentation programs.
iii. Creating, saving and retrieving presentation files.
|Web Design Packages||i. Definition.
|Graphic Packages||i. Definition.
ii. Uses of Graphic software packages.
iii. Examples of graphic packages.
SS2 Data Processing – 2nd Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||2nd Term||COMPUTER MAINTENANCE, ETHICS AND HUMAN ISSUES||Maintenance of Computer||i. General Cleaning.
ii. Battery Charging and replacement for portable systems and UPS.
iii. DVD drive lens cleaning.
iv. Details of Hardware maintenance.
v. Details of Software maintenance.
vi. Computer crash and data recovery.
|Computer Ethics||i. Computer room management ethics.
ii. Laboratory rules and regulations.
|Safety Measures||i. The sitting arrangement.
ii. Positioning of the monitor, keyboard, CPU, mouse and any other peripheral devices.
iii. Illuminating the computer room.
iv. Maintaining a dust free environment.
v. Keep liquid away from the computer room.
|Career opportunities in Data Processing||i. Professions in computer.
ii. Qualities of a good data processing professional.
iii. Computer professional bodies.
|Computer Virus||i. Definition.
iv. Signals of virus warning
v. Virus prevention, detection and deletion.
SS2 Data Processing – 3rd Term Scheme of Work
|SS2||3rd Term||DATA MANAGEMENT||Relational Model||i. Database and table creation using application packages.
ii. Creating relationships between tables
iii. Creation of forms, queries and report.
|File Organization||i. Definition of File organization.
ii. Types of File organization.
|Database Security||i. Concept of data security, access control and data encryption.
ii. Role of a database administrator.
|Parallel and Distributed databases||i. Basic concept of parallel and distributed database.
ii. Storing data in a distributed database (DBM)
SS3 Data Processing – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work – Practical/Revision